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Target works to rebuild Minneapolis store

Target works to rebuild Minneapolis store

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is rebuilding its Lake Street store in Minneapolis, which was damaged in the wave of violence and frustration that erupted following the police killing of George Floyd that happened nearby. The retailer is making sure the effort reflects the needs and desires of the community, according to a note by Target group

Target pledges 20% increase in number of black employees

Target pledges 20% increase in number of black employees

MINNEAPOLIS – Target on September 10 unveiled new diversity and inclusion goals aimed at increasing representation of black employees across its workforce by 20% over the next three years. “Inclusivity is a deeply rooted value at Target and we’ve had an ambitious diversity and inclusion strategy for many years for our guests and team,” chief

Target posts strong sales, profit gains in Q2

Target posts strong sales, profit gains in Q2

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. reported record same-store sales gains in its second fiscal quarter, driven by a digital sales gain of 195%, the company announced on Wednesday. The retailer said its results reflect the continuation of heightened sales volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Target reported GAAP earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of

Retail giants aim to rethink the plastic bag

Retail giants aim to rethink the plastic bag

NEW YORK – Retail industry heavyweights Walmart, Target, CVS Health, Walgreens and Kroger have joined an initiative that aims to reinvent the single-use plastic bag. The companies are participating in the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag. Members collectively have pledged $15 million to the Beyond the Bag Initiative, which is inviting entrepreneurs and investors

More retailers mandate masks for customers

More retailers mandate masks for customers

NEW YORK – More retailers are requiring shoppers to wear masks when inside their stores.  Target, CVS Health, Best Buy and Kroger are among the latest to announce mask-wearing requirements, as retailers grow impatient with the absence of a consistent mandate from state and local governments. Walmart helped break the ice earlier this week, when the

Target expanding grocery pickup offerings

Target expanding grocery pickup offerings

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is adding fresh and frozen grocery items to the list of items available through its Order Pickup and Drive Up services. Following successful pilots in the Twin Cities and Kansas City markets, the retailer will roll out the enhanced services to more than 400 stores by the end of the month. Target

Target to permanently raise starting wage to $15 an hour

Target to permanently raise starting wage to $15 an hour

MINNEAPOLIS — Target will permanently raise its starting wage for U.S. team members to $15 per hour beginning July 5. Additionally, the company said it will give a one-time recognition bonus of $200 to its frontline store and distribution center hourly workers for their efforts throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Brian Cornell Starting this week, Target said it is

Target makes social justice pledge

Target makes social justice pledge

MINNEAPOLIS — Target  has commited an additional $10 million, on top of its ongoing efforts, to advance social justice and support rebuilding and recovery efforts. “Target stands with Black families, communities and team members,” Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said on Friday. “As we face an inflection point in Minneapolis and across the country,

Protests, violence force store closures

Protests, violence force store closures

NEW YORK — Target, CVS and Walmart were among the retailers forced to temporarily close stores over the weekend in the face of ongoing protests across the country. Target is temporarily closing stores in California, Georgia, Minnesota, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. The retailer said in a statement on Sunday that it was also prioritizing the rebuilding

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